Introduction

Welcome to the Anything and Everything Jersey and Winchester abuse case blog.

Please scroll past these initial links to get to the main blog or the post you have come to read.

An introduction is available here:

http://whatreallyhappenedinthechurch.blogspot.co.uk/p/introduction_21.html#.U81nBuNdXhE


This is me:

http://whatreallyhappenedinthechurch.blogspot.co.uk/p/more-about-me.html#.U81nPONdXhE


This is a statement from last summer:

http://whatreallyhappenedinthechurch.blogspot.co.uk/p/statement-from-last-summer.html#.U81neeNdXhE


Here is a link to the four great letters:

http://whatreallyhappenedinthechurch.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/read-letter-day.html#.U81pF-NdXhE


Here is my psychological report from last year:

http://whatreallyhappenedinthechurch.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/13082013.html#.U81qVONdXhE


This is my Daily Blog running from October 2011 until now:

http://lifeafterthediocese.blogspot.co.uk/


These are other people's blogs on my case:

http://whatreallyhappenedinthechurch.blogspot.co.uk/p/other-blogs-on-my-case.html#.U81oGuNdXhE


and


http://whatreallyhappenedinthechurch.blogspot.com/p/voiceforchildrens-blogs-on-my-case.html


and:


http://whatreallyhappenedinthechurch.blogspot.co.uk/p/tonys-blogs.html#.U815deNdXhE


The blog itself is quite broken up, not written in an ordered fashion, a bit mixed up, like I am, talking about Jersey, the Diocese and my life.


Thank you for reading my blog, please persevere if it is at a bitty phase, go back and find what you are looking for in older posts, use the search button, or look at the favourite posts and links in the side bars.

The blog is heavy, I know, but the case is complex and the reality is that it has always been beyond me to get past the trauma and tell my story, so I am doing my best, in bits, to do so, as well as sharing related articles and links.

Basically:

  • I was abused in the Church of England as a vulnerable adult aged 19.
  • I was abused by the husband of a vicar who was also my counsellor, this vicar took me home as a replacement for her stepdaughter who her husband, the girl's father, had abused and abandoned.
  • I was further abused by another church officer.
  • The church tried to close my complaints down, refused to deal with them and left both abusers and those who stood up for them in church positions.
  • The church got me a criminal record for speaking up, they claimed I was harassing them.
  • I had never been in police trouble before, but as a result, I lost my home and job, and was left on the streets, injured by the police and severely traumatized.


  • Last year, years too late and the other side of me being destroyed, and while I was still homeless and destitute, the church launched on me in the National press, claiming to apologize.
  • They also launched in the press, a 'report' into what had happened. This report was hideously inaccurate although it did show how members of church had abused process in not dealing with my complaint.
  • The report, although not naming me, made it quite easy for me to be identified, I was one of very few autistic 33 year old women in the UK on the streets, and enough people who I met and was looked after by, knew who the report was about, and I lost friends and was shunned as a result.
  • I also had strangers condemning and maligning me, it was heartbreaking.
  • Then a church officer associated with my abuser, also in government, released my name and breached the data protection act.


  • As a result of the Press reports and the report released, an all-out war broke out between the Diocese and Deanery involved, with me caught in the middle, I was slandered, I was smeared, I was condemned.
  • The Church offered no help and I became ill as each new inaccurate report and cover up came out, each new damnation of me.
  • New investigations were comissioned, and one was blatantly conflicted, to be carried out by a member of the group who supported the wrongdoers.
  • I have been excluded from all reports, which, to save the church, are whitewashes which cover up the original admissions of wrongdoing.
  • The church have treated me coldly, threatened me, despite them having me illegally traced by police, and have not helped me, instead they made illegal referrals of me to what they called help, without my consent and without checking it would help or what I wanted.
  • I have pleaded with them to stop the harm to me, but to no avail, and I am living in fear, severely traumatized and knowing I cannot withstand the damning press reports and whitewashes forever.




Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Stuart speaks about the Jersey Inquiry

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-jersey-29703989

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Jersey election results

The results are:
Jersey is hellish screwed but that is what people have voted. Good luck to them and I am glad I am not there (well I was anyway). Flee for the Ecrehous!

But now Bailhache has dealt with his election, he will order the church of england to release the reports he made them pause while he was busy.
I also have a report to release :) or was that a book... etc

Jersey Care inquiry

So refreshing to see Iris LeFeuvre, the apologist for abusers and Bailhaches, getting a mention.
LeFeuvre? Related to my abuser perchance?

http://www.jerseycareinquiry.org/news?newsid=78

The inquiry have recently made themselves look very incompetent by not dealing with tampered mail and trying to scapegoat Leah McGrath Goodman.

hahaha :)

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Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Letter to Bishop Dakin

Dear Bishop Dakin,

I am writing to remind you that you have responsibilities regarding the Korris report, which I took you to court over.

As well as the fact that this inaccurate report is still circulating and being used against me, you sent it to Jersey and Hampshire police as if it was a statement of fact rather than an inaccurate whitewash that excluded my views, you refused to amend it when I contacted you and have not, as far as I know, informed Hampshire or Jersey police that it is not a true account of what happened but is an inaccurate and ineffective cover up, and you haven't withdrawn it.

I have contacted you and Hampshire constabulary a number of times to ask you to stop harming me with cover up whitewashes such as the Steel and Gladwin reports, and have also taken you to court over them and will do so again, especially noting your illegal actions regarding Dame Steel and Jersey police, the illegal attempt by Steel to get my court records from the advocate who failed me, when Steel was not investigating my arrest and deportation, and Steel's illegal access of my inaccurate Jersey police records, and the illegal efforts by you to make Jersey safeguarding illegally investigate my treatment in Jersey.
All of these things are breaking the law, harassment, and most of all, waiting for these illegal whitewash reports is leaving me very ill, and I would like the police public protection department to act on this.

Also, I reported Jane Fisher for jeering by adding me on twitter after the severe, horrific and unhealable damage she has done to me in conjunction with the same police you sent the whitewash report that covers up for her to.
When will the police stop being your private mafia and act to protect me, a vulnerable adult who you are destroying all over again?
Also, don't forget, Jane Fisher has perverted the course of justice, not just by lying to a court of law but by illegally liasing with Jersey police and apparently bringing evidence that had previously been witheld, in order to try and force me to bring a conviction against my abuser for the church's own aims and publicity stunts, at the same time as Jane Fisher illegally referred me to the NSPCC.

I would appreciate a proper response to this and due action, especially as you violently ripped my life apart by using the same police you destroyed me with to tace me last year and violate me for no apparent reason whatsoever.

Also to point out that you have not dealt with my complaints against the Jersey deanery, yourself, Jane Fisher - who is left in a position to harm vulnerable adults, you have not interviewed me, you have not followed your PR stunts up with a genuine apology nor has the Archbishop, you have still not passed the Dean's fake apology on to me or explained why he was made to apologise when you exonorated him, you have not explained to me why you traced me or trashed my life with police and Korris report and then threatened me, you have not explained why Jane Fisher was allowed to illegally refer me after destroying me and after a second formal complaint against her was ignored,
Why exactly did you hand a million pound formal complaint over to the people being complained about and their lawyers and exclude the victim?

please resolve this matter as your failure in safeguarding throughout this is epic beyond proportion.

sincerely,

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

a letter of complaint

Dear Bishop Dakin,

I am writing for several reasons, 

1.Is that the inaccurate cover up known as the Korris report is still circulating and defaming me, and you are legally responsible for it's circulation and the harm it has done and is doing.
2. Is that sitting waiting for you to destroy me with your whitewashes is telling very badly on my health now and I am being crippled by it, when, if it wasn't for you and your diocese, my life would be paradise, albeit paradise in poverty. You are putting my life and health in danger.
3. Is that you and your diocese have never dealt with my complaints, no whitewash cover up unprofessional or inaccurate reports are an answer to my complaint, from Korris to Bailhache to the illegal Jersey safeguarding whitewash you arranged with the chair of Jersey safeguarding to the Gladwin whitewash mark 2 -Chichester report having been exposed as a cover up.
4. I have asked for an independent investigation, why has that not been answered? Independent means outside the church, which Korris, Steel, Gladwin, etc, are not. And again, the massive misleading of the general public by claming that biased and inaccurate and defamatory reports by non-independent people are independent reports is unChristian.
5. I want an investigation into you, Bishop Dakin, why you were elected Bishop of a Diocese a senior Bishop couldn't handle, and you an inexperienced Bishop have been made famous by your million pound destroyal of a vulnerable adult who did nothing to you, a destroyal in which you ignored every one of Jesus teachings, which makes you invalid as a Bishop.
6. Why am I waiting to be publicly crucified? How does your boast of this matter being about safeguarding tie in with you destroying me publicly? One vulnerable adult who you are forcibly killing and not including her views anywhere. You can't go on leaving me waiting, waking every morning to wonder if this is the day you release the Bailhache report and destroy my world beyond healing. Can you think of anything more nasty, crass and unchristian after all the damage already inflicted by you and your diocese?
7. Bailhache is less likely to be elected chief minister, but I am sure he still wants the report he wrote through Steel, Ahsenden, the Dean's legal team and all the rest of the powerful mason-judiciary-lawyer-states member-church laity and clergy clique. So, when do I and my team get to write a report on a million pounds from you? And if not, explain to me what any of your harm to me has had to do with either safeguarding or Christianity, rather than the reality of it being to do with money, power, politics, arrogance, money, lies in the press and cover ups.
8. Why has my complaint against Jane Fisher been completely ignored? Why was she allowed to continue to harass me after covering up for herself through the Korris report and undoubtedly through the more recent reports? Why has Bishop Butler, her old colleague from Southampton, and Elizabeth Hall protected her as she has continued to violate me?

sincerely, 

Monday, 6 October 2014

God TV?

God TV was often mentioned in the cult churches in Jersey, I wondered why they believed in it so much, I never watched it, but then, I didn't have SKY.

It seemed to me much the same as Premier Christian Radio, which demands money every few minutes and distorts things, including my story.

This surprised me in the Metro this morning, do you know why? Well, the 'exorcising of Demons' from Barack Obama. Because, it reminded me of Jersey's cult, and Gavin Ashenden boasting about exorcising demons.
Never forget, loving God is directly between you and God.
Using God's Name to try and 'cast out demons' when you don't like someone or what they do, is a distortion and an abuse of God.
Anything like that done in the public eye to get attention is not to do with God.

http://metro.co.uk/2014/10/06/founder-of-christian-tv-network-steps-down-over-moral-failure-4893972/



Monday, 29 September 2014

The Former Bishop of Winchester

People are expecting me to comment on the death of the former Bishop of Winchester.

What can I say? He and Jane Fisher didn't just criminally fail to deal with my abusers and supported them. They also destroyed me.

Bishop Scott-Joynt has never repented his wickedness and has lived in luxury, leaving me destroyed, so although he has never faced any justice or discipline on earth for destroying me while living in luxury and showing off in the press, he will be facing God and will not being going to heaven.
He wasn't going to live long after retirement.
I am sure we will have loads of sickening press releases praising him up for living in luxury and failing his duty and failing in Christianity and there will be great mourning and lavish memorial services.

Don't forget the story of Lazarus and the Rich man. Bishop Scott-Joynt is that rich man.

I recall Lou Scott-Joynt trying to tell me that her husband never wanted to be Bishop, that it hadn't been good.
Funny because the palace, money and fine food seemed to go down well with him. Why did he not resign when he was obviously not up to the job?

My sympathies to his poor wife. She, despite being grossly misled about me by her husband and Jane Fisher, did her Christian best.

http://whatreallyhappenedinthechurch.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/a-birthday-tribute-to-bishop-michael.html#.VCm6pJRdWe5



Sunday, 28 September 2014

A little letter

Dear recipients, 

Can I ask why Paul Butler is able to use abuse victims and the national inquiry to gain publicity for the church and show off for the church?
There are real human beings out here who have been abused, destroyed and silenced by the church and yet each cover-up merchant chosen to head the inquiry is a church of england member who can conveniently whitewash for the church and let them off the hook, as Butler continues his spin and people like me remain silenced and destroyed.

But what about their silenced, condemned and destroyed abuse survivors, how long do we have to vomit Butler out of our lives as he continues his spin and church-glorifying?

How long will this corrupt and defunct government department continue to ridiculously control the press and the public and be able to intervene and distort inquiries such as the national child abuse inquiry? It is ridiculous, considering the fact that they are an abusive and dishonest and corrupt corperation and that they are responsible not just for abuse but for making victims suffer, me included, as the church continue to destroy me.
Why should they either influence the press for their own ends or the CSA inquiry?

Fiona Woolf is a church position holder, a PCC member, so, how can she investigate her own church? We would end up with a repeat of Baroness Butler-Sloss and the 'Oh, I can't give the press a Bishop' whitewash.

The Heads of the CSA inquiry have something in common! The CofE!

Butler-Sloss Church of England hand picked.
Fiona Woolf. Also, church of england.

Sits on St. Clements PCC.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiona_Woolf

Charitable work and other interests[edit]

Woolf is involved in supporting the work of a number of charitable and other organisations. She is a trustee of Raleigh International,[14] a governor of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama,[15] a trustee of the Friends of Oxford Shakespeare Company,[16] and a member of the Parochial Church Council of St Clement Eastcheap. She is also chairman of the Chelsea Opera Group Trust,[17] and is actively involved in the operation, fundraising and co-ordination of its volunteers, as well as being a member of its choir.



Don't consider this a co-incidence! The Church of England are controlling the inquiry, with their 'friends' in the government, a bit like the Jersey Deanery cover up only much Bigger.

This is why Paul Butler is shooting his mouth off, again.

Friday, 26 September 2014

Lost Last and Least

Everyone will remember Bishop Dakin's arrogant utterances until the end of time.

And I have been puzzled by his apparently un-Biblical, silly and arrogant 'Lost, last and least' speech forever.

In Church on Sunday, we heard the story of the men hired from the market place and paid the same for a day's work despite being hired at different times of day.

'The First Shall be last and the last shall be first'.

Of course.

I am the Lost, Last and Least.

And according to my friends, I am doing my purgatory here on earth at the hands of the Church of England.
Makes sense.
I have never seen anyone else publicly flogged as I have been, and by a Church! Penance for all my sins, here on earth.
According to my friends and other bloggers and commenters on my blog, I am closer up the ladder to heaven than my tormentors in the Church of England.
I am not sure I have the right to agree on that.

So, as long as I am lost, last and least, I will get to heaven.

While the arrogant clerics and denomination who brand me, while they have mansions and salaries, will be like the rich man who ignored Lazarus as he sat at their gate. Because they were first, with their finery, their public voice and showing off, so they will be last, they will not see heaven nor get a reward for their public showing off and deception. The Pharisees of the modern age.

As Sam Mezac famously said 'It is easier for a camel to get through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of? God?
Should that have been heaven?

Links:

Matthew 19:24 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+19:24&version=NIV

Matthew 20:1-16 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+20&version=NIV

Voiceforchildren 2014:9 http://voiceforchildren.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/deputy-sam-mezec-unelected-states.html

lots of  fascinating comments on Voice's blog.








Jersey - Run by the City of London

I was surprised to see this article, I had no idea that the running of Jersey by the city of London was so blatant.

Do you remember me mentioning the education system in Jersey, the horrible little girl from First Tower School who used to bully me and thought she was a little adult even though she could barely read or write?
And how I said that to get a proper school education in Jersey you have to pay for it?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-jersey-29368951

Also, how does this man think the education system can be improved when the schools are swamped with migrant children?

But basically, the States have their priorities wrong, wasting thousands, millions on film money that got fraudulently taken, and Plemont, etc, and leaving schools and services for the ill and disabled struggling..

Jersey is packed with people, it has traffic jams, it is crowded, it is miserable and the beautiful island it was is vanishing under concrete and buildings.
It doesn't need more people.



Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Sam Mezec speaks about the Dean in the States - worth a watch, it speaks for me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fGhLjLTOcY

This should spark a desparate PR campaign by the Dean's supporting Diocese, the diocese of winchester who have destroyed me to protect him.

The reason this is posted is because it verbalizes what I have been trying for so long to say about separation of church and state, in the UK as well as Jersey. The Jersey situation is a miniature of the House of Lords UK situation .

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

HG and the CofE

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Voice comments, fascinating

"If the point of this comment is to make you look clever, you failed..."

No, one point of that comment was to educate you ... and perhaps a few other readers who are conditioned into unquestioningly swallowing Jersey establishment misinformation.

Perhaps in your case (and any who are 'resistant to education') this was an unrealistic hope and I apologise. An effort domed to failure.


The main point (& in support of the video) is that The New Testament/ Christian message is largely a socialist one if one is going to attempt to analyse a religion along Left-Right/Party-Political lines.

The first poster "Anonymous 10:48" on this seems hyper focused on this left-right/socialist issue and perhaps tellingly plays the xenophobic scare card (perhaps racist even?)

"Anonymous" continues to shoot himself in the other foot by branding Sam/RJ as the "Looney left"

I have never seen the "Looney left"look so sensible. We surely have more of a problem with the "Rabid Right" in Jersey. In some cases the extreme right ;-)

As I and the video point out it is rather bizarre that the Christian (predominately socialist) message has been hijacked and even turned upon it's head in Jersey by "the Orifice of the Dean" and it's closely aligned Jersey Establishment.

Is anyone who too closely follows this leadership inadvertently stumbling into damnation rather than the resurrection they so desperately seek?


The intervention of the Jersey establishment has apparently "exonerated" Dean Bob Key

Does this mean that Bob Key has WITHDRAWN HIS APOLOGY for his safeguarding failures and his subsequent mishandling ?????

If so Bob Key has shown himself to be rather lacking in moral backbone to have let himself be bullied into making said apology in the first place?

Of course Bob Key would avoid an interview with VFC because BALANCE would require him to answer these difficult questions and many others !

Dean Bob Key has only been pronounced "exonerated" inside the ultra-insular Jersey bubble. The ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY'S apology still stands.
They don't grow on trees you know, and Team Bailhache again shafts Jersey internationally.

What were you saying about the [back] office of your dean?
Shine a light on that if you dare.......

Jersey elections

http://www.vote.je/portfolio/risoli-gino/

of course I wasn't in safe hands each time the diocese of winchester's private mafia beat me and jeered at me

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/more-500-police-officers-disciplined-4301032




Good stuff, the communist or Nazi comment is quite complex but the uppity Anglican who owns the dean is pushed into a sulk! :)


  1. Anonymous22 September 2014 20:16

    The Dean provides an important non-aligned independent voice and spiritual insight within the States Chamber, the Dean make no claims to direct representation, his office seeks to be a voice for all people of faith, not just Christians.

Stop skirting around the issue, and ask the Dean for an interview VFC...

    Good idea Anony @ 20:16

    VFC If you decide to invite the Dean for an interview would you please add these to your list of questions from a person that has not seen a wage increase increase a very long time.

    a. Who paid for the rebuilding of the town church organ costing £250,000 ?

    b. The position of Dean as acknowledged head of the CoE in Jersey, is a recipient state benefits, can he please explain how he is a non-aligned independent voice, as Anony @ 20.16 and probably others claim ?

    c. Do the mature members of Government need lectures on spiritual insight, does the Dean feel that if this is the case they should attend their own churches ?

    d. For what reason was the Dean sent to Maderia after the HG problem. Did the tax payers fund the trip, and if so what was the purpose, obviously not politics as he is not elected.

    e. Dr Gavin Ashenden speaking on BBC Jersey to Matthew Price was asked how much money annually Jersey contributes to the diocese off island, he replied in the region of £800,000 as the Dean is head of the CoE what is the exact amount and could he also supply the amount figure the parishes pay for the upkeep of the churches and other staff expenses.

    f. Is the Dean comfortable living in a mansion and receiving a wage that would help purchase food for Jersey's active food bank charity, does he know Gerry Padden ?

    Gerry Padden, from the Grace Trust, said: "We're quite a wealthy island and we have people who are struggling to make ends meet.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-jersey-26406615

    Tim.
    Reply
    Anonymous
  2. Who's this person who owns the Dean?
    'Our Dean' ? 
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  3. Jesus ..... a Communist or a Nazi?
    Well there is a little bit for everybody in the "good book" (inc. current editions) but on balance Jesus cannot be accurately described as either Communist or a Nazi.

    Of the two, the bible describes him as far closer to a Communist who was tortured to death by occupying and occupied Nazi regimes. I think it fair to describe him as a deep pink socialist, at the very least.

    After a few decades Christianity was adopted by the (Nazi) regime of Rome and spread thought the empire and a millennia later across much of the world by conquistadors and missionaries and regularly enforced with an iron hand and a sharp blade.
    In more recent times there have been wholesale theft of children from tribal communities so that their children can be "saved", and all too regularly abused and serial raped. Even in [civilised' countries like Canada!!!

    So the Jersey Dean is hardly anything new. Just the local incarnation of the theo-political animal coming in political shades from deep blue to black.

    The christian message is lost to a PR soundbite as cover for the most unchristian behaviours.

    If there is a god, perhaps this is her way of trapping the morally and intellectually weak and the easily led?

    Well, isn't life a bitch? LOL

    I am a right leaning liberal but socialism is nothing to be ashamed of. "Socialism" gives us things such as universal education (yes, even for poor children), Pensions for old people (yes, including those who made little or no SS contributions; which came into existence later) And medical treatment for ill people like Kristina Moore (or did she go 100% private .....within a "socialist" funded hospital)

    So people like the persistent commenter on this thread who seek to use the word "socialist" (or even liberal?) as an insult, are either ........

    .....rather stupid
    or
    .....rather fascist

    This is shocking, but not uncommon as some of the extremes of conservatism, religious-conservatism and neo-conservatism are well into fascist territory.
    Reply
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    1. If the point of this comment is to make you look clever, you failed...
    2. I am sure he is brokenhearted at that response.

Tim is good at this comments


Anonymous22 September 2014 20:16

The Dean provides an important non-aligned independent voice and spiritual insight within the States Chamber, the Dean make no claims to direct representation, his office seeks to be a voice for all people of faith, not just Christians.

Stop skirting around the issue, and ask the Dean for an interview VFC...

Good idea Anony @ 20:16

VFC If you decide to invite the Dean for an interview would you please add these to your list of questions from a person that has not seen a wage increase increase a very long time.

a. Who paid for the rebuilding of the town church organ costing £250,000 ?

b. The position of Dean as acknowledged head of the CoE in Jersey, is a recipient state benefits, can he please explain how he is a non-aligned independent voice, as Anony @ 20.16 and probably others claim ?

c. Do the mature members of Government need lectures on spiritual insight, does the Dean feel that if this is the case they should attend their own churches ?

d. For what reason was the Dean sent to Maderia after the HG problem. Did the tax payers fund the trip, and if so what was the purpose, obviously not politics as he is not elected.

e. Dr Gavin Ashenden speaking on BBC Jersey to Matthew Price was asked how much money annually Jersey contributes to the diocese off island, he replied in the region of £800,000 as the Dean is head of the CoE what is the exact amount and could he also supply the amount figure the parishes pay for the upkeep of the churches and other staff expenses.

f. Is the Dean comfortable living in a mansion and receiving a wage that would help purchase food for Jersey's active food bank charity, does he know Gerry Padden ?

Gerry Padden, from the Grace Trust, said: "We're quite a wealthy island and we have people who are struggling to make ends meet.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-jersey-26406615

Tim.
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I'm just going to nick comments off VoiceforChildren's blog and see if they object or lynch me

  1. 12:12 "majority of the Jersey electorate are Christian and as such are happy to see Christianity represented in the States of Jersey by the orifice of the Dean."

    I would dispute that the majority of the Jersey electorate are Christian as in being Church-goers and God fearing people. It is possible for people to live by Christian values and morals without having to adhere to any religion, and the vast majority of good, thinking, intelligent people I know and speak to have actually turned away from a faith for a large number of reasons.

    I agree wholly with Sam that this man should not be funded by the tax-payer to sit in the States. I am sure there are many deserving people or causes that could make good use of his salary, whilst he himself could be spending that time more usefully.

    Whilst you have been diplomatic enough VFC not to get drawn into the discussion of what the Dean does, or does not do in the Island, a lot of us have long memories and could actually pin-point an instance where he clearly did nothing, when clearly he should.

    As is proven time and time again religion and politics do not and should not mix.

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    Anonymous
  2. I agree completely with Sam's view here: there should be full separation of Church and State, and the Dean should not be allowed to participate in debates in the States. However, let's be honest (and I suspect you will get around to this in Part 2), the presence of the Dean is inconsequential when compared to the fact that a significant proportion of full States members (i.e. Constables and Deputies) are "elected" unopposed or by a tiny number of voters.

    I'm afraid I include Sam himself in this category. Sam received 277 votes in a turn-out of 13%. This gives him no moral right whatsoever to lecture anybody about other States members having no right to participate in debates, when he himself was returned on such a laughably small vote.

    I will give him and the other Reform Party candidates a lot more credit if they stand on an island-wide mandate rather than in the deputorial elections. The fact that they seek to bring about fundamental reform of the Island through the broken deputorial system does them as little credit as the establishment's perpetuation of the equally unacceptable system of Constables sitting in the States.
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  3. Hi VFC,

    Off topic, but have you seen that @politicsjersey tweet today...?

    "Home Affairs Minister says the Graham Power suspension could've been handled better, regrets the cost but says outcome would've been same"

    We are talking hundreds of thousands of pounds wasted and the unblemished reputation of a great chief police officer being unfairly attacked, to cover up the misdeeds of others. It remains an absolute scandal.

    Perhaps you could get Graham Power to write an open letter to Ian Le Marquand, asking him exactly how it could have been handled better? Maybe Ian Le Marquand could have chosen not to hide in the toilet when Graham Power's wife tried to serve legal papers on him? Is that how it could have been handled better, Ian, eh?

    What a total disgrace!
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    Anonymous

  4. Something tells me the disgraced Home Affairs Minister(s) haven't seem/heard the last from Graham Power yet.
  5. Excellent news.
  6. In fact Graham Power QPM doesn't necessarily disagree with Ian Le Marquand in that "the outcome would've been same." Ian Le Marquand had positioned himself both as prosecutor and judge! What other outcome could there have been?
  7. As with some of ILM's other cases where he is conflicted, including in the church.

Monday, 22 September 2014

This comment from VoiceforChildren's latest blog kind of says what I have tried to say for so long. Voice can lynch me for nicking it

Just to add my own comment, the CofE is a club where wealthy elderly people put their 10% in and look down on others as they believe their membership makes them Christians.

This is the blog post that the comment below comes from:

http://voiceforchildren.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/deputy-sam-mezec-unelected-states.html

Taken fron the Guernsey press comments section. The debate is running in parallel with the Deans position on Jersey.

http://guernseypress.com/news/2014/09/16/parish-right-to-sell-off-rectories-may-be-blocked/

Comments section

Tim South

September 21, 2014 11:19 pm

We have the same problem in Jersey.

As many of you may be aware history tells us that the horny king Henry the VIII had trouble being married to one woman, and the Vatican being Catholic would not allow divorce. Not a problem if you are the king of England so he basically formed his own church, the Church of England and placed himself as it’s head. Then he could and would and did as he pleased including chopping of his wife’s head or imprisoning them.

The Vatican was wealthy and the CoE was funded by the people with the King as the overall leader.

This church has been handed down from Monarch to Monarch through the centuries and now the Queen is boss the subjects fund the church as do the congregations.

It is high time that this historic feudal setup is scrapped for several reasons some of which are mentioned above. Whichever God you may worship, it is your choice, but all religion’s as in the Mormons, Catholics,’ Muslims etc should be paid for by followers. All have charity status meaning they are not obliged to pay taxes.

It is discriminatory against other religions that the tax and ratepayers fund the Queens inherited religion. Why should other religions or atheists have to dig into their pockets to support the CoE when there is no connection ?

The strongest personal objection is that religion is invited into Government in a lobbying capacity and to say prayers and be rewarded by the taxpayer is just ridiculous. I am unsure of the pay in Guernsey but the Dean Bob Key in Jersey receives £26,100 per year in addition to everything else, everything else means a very large newly painted rectory and all utility and accounts paid, plus a recent tax funded trip to Madeira representing Jersey.

This may have been the norm in Henry VIII time but it is nothing short of a scandal today. The big question is why the States members are allowing this abuse of public money.

A comment above says it is not particularly expensive to fund the CoE, I disagree. The Church of England accounts show a portfolio of property, ( the Wonga shareholding has been removed after criticism ) shares and other assets valued at £5 billion.

They can afford to fund themselves, and if they are supposed to be doing Christ’s work how is it that they are sitting on such a fortune, given the amount of starving, poor and destitute in this world ?

That’s a question States members might be asking their Dean.

Bob Hill has some interesting information on his blog.

http://bobhilljersey.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/jerseys-dean-steel-and-gladwin-reports.html

Honourable mention, one brave prat

http://voiceforchildren.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/deputy-sam-mezec-unelected-states.html

This was NOT MY DOING (unless you can prove it)

Interesting article

http://linkis.com/wp.me/woP2u

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Jersey's elections

Very important, a time when nuisances like Higgins are re-elected and people in the UK can't contest that even when he has harassed them.
A time when the same bad politicians are re-elected and no-one contests them, and this time Jersey are likely to end up with Bailhache as chief minister, good luck to them on that one.

Most of Jersey's election has no meaning because no one is contesting it, and the rest, well you have chefs, cyber bullies and all sorts offering to earn a wage in exchange for sitting in the states.

I don't think I will vote :)